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The Social Welfare Service Delivery System to Reinforce Sustainable Social Participation

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Seoul Business School, Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies (aSSIST), Seoul 03767, Korea
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Business School Lausanne, 1022 Chavannes, Switzerland
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Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(9), 258; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8090258
Received: 26 July 2019 / Revised: 5 September 2019 / Accepted: 5 September 2019 / Published: 9 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Social Policy)
Structural social changes and population aging are emerging as important policy issues in many countries around the world. In particular, although early retirees aged 50 or older are left behind from social welfare services and suffer from worsening social problems, policies have often only focused on elderly people aged 65 or older and vulnerable groups. Based on the theory of a welfare service delivery system, the present study analyzed the case of the Seoul 50 Plus Project in South Korea, which was established to enhance service professionalism and integrate various services to keep up with a changing environment, considering four factors: ‘integration’, ‘accessibility’, ‘systematic function distribution’, and ‘participation’. The case analysis revealed that interconnected service content, which can improve leisure activities, hobbies, and self-development, is very important along with job creation from social services to the 50 plus generation. View Full-Text
Keywords: social welfare service; sustainable social activity; service delivery system; 50 plus generation social welfare service; sustainable social activity; service delivery system; 50 plus generation
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Lee, M.; Majer, M.; Kim, B. The Social Welfare Service Delivery System to Reinforce Sustainable Social Participation. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 258.

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